I was asked to post this just now. Please note this is a community orchestra, thus the low pay scale. But I know some non-professionals read this blog, so maybe someone will be interested!

Bozeman Symphony Orchestra
Announces an Opening for the Following Position:

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Audition Date: August 27, 2014
Audition Time: Specific times to be assigned after application deadline
Audition Location: TBA, Bozeman, MT
Application Deadline: July 15, 2014
Oboe Repertoire:
Solo: Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major – Exposition

Prepared Orchestral Excerpts:
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 – 3rd mvt., from the opening to letter B (bar 127)
2. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major – 2nd mvt., bar 3 through bar 32
3. Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (Scottish) – 2nd mvt., pick up to letter A through 13 bars after letter C
4. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin – 1st mvt., opening to rehearsal #2 and rehearsal #8 to #9
5. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 – 2nd mvt., opening through bar 21

*Links to repertoire can be found at: www.bozemansymphony.org/about/employment-opportunities/auditions/

To request an audition, please email a one-page resume including current address, email and phone information by July 15, 2014 to [email protected].
For additional information, please contact Emily Paris-Martin, Operations Manager at the Bozeman Symphony Office at (406) 585-9774.

N.B. The Principal Oboist will be paid a per service fee of $53. All applicants must agree to be available for all rehearsals for a given concert series. There is no mileage reimbursement for this position. To give you an idea of this season’s schedule, please visit: www.bozemansymphony.org/about/employment-opportunities/auditions/, as next season’s schedule is not yet available.

Well, if you were auditioning for San Francisco principal oboe, it would be a WHOLE LOT.

Tape Repertoire List

Orchestra Repertoire:

Mahler Symphony No. 1 1st movement:
Reh. 1 to 4 after Reh. 1
2 bars before Reh. 13 (one measure only)

Bach Cantata No. 202
No. 7; mm. 1 – 22

Berlioz Benvenuto cellini
Reh. 11 to Reh. 12

Stravinsky Song of the Nightengale
4th bar of Reh. 58 to 1 bar after Reh. 61

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1
2nd movement; 1 bar after A to B

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”
2nd movement; letter A to 13 bars after C

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Dance of the Knights; Reh 86 to Reh. 87

Audition Repertoire List:

Solo repertoire:

Mozart Quartet for Oboe and Strings
complete

Satie Gymnopedie
#3 mm. 5-27

Orchestral Repertoire

Bach Cantata No. 202
Aria 7; mm. 1-22

Barber Symphony No. 1
7 before Reh. 34 – 36

Beethoven Fidelio
Introduction to Act II; beginning to 3 after ‘I’

Berlioz Ben Venuto Cellini
Reh. 11 – 12

Bizet Symphony in C
Mvmt I; Reh. 7 to 3 after Reh. 9
Mvmt II; pickup to Reh. 7 to end

Brahms Nanie
Andante; beginning to B

Copland Symphony No. 3
Mvmt II; Reh. 37 – 43
Mvmt IV; Reh. 88 – 90; Reh. 112-114; Reh. 115-117

Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses
Mvmt I; 4 before A through 4 before C; 8 before E through 5 before G

Ibert Escales
Mvmt II; complete

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Mvmt II; beginning to 1 after Reh. 3
Mvmt VI; beginning to Reh. 3; Reh. 7-9

Symphony No. 3
Mvmt II; beginning through m. 9 (Minuet solo)

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3
Mvmt II; beginning through m. 30; 5 before C to 13 after C

Mozart Abduction from the Seraglio
Overture; beginning through m. 35
Act III; B through 5 after C

Mussorgsky Prelude to Khovanschina
B to C

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Dance of the Knights; Reh. 86 – 87

Ravel Daphnis and Chloe
Reh. 2 – 3

Mother Goose Suite
Reh. 19 through 4 after Reh. 21

Le Tombeau de Couperin
Forlane; Reh. 6 – 8
Minuet; beginning – Reh. 4

Respighi Gli Uccelli
The Dove Solo; beginning to Reh. 6

Rossini Italian Girl in Algiers
m. 9-16; m. 26-28; m. 82-90; m. 192-196

Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3
Mvmt. I; 7 bars after A though 12 bars after A

Schubert Symphony No. 8
Andante; m. 84 through C; mm. 207-224

Shostakovich Symphony No. 1
Mvmt III, Lento; beginning to 1 after Reh. 1

R. Strauss Don Quixote
1 before Reh. 2 to 9 after Reh. 2

Der Rosenkavalier 3 bars after Reh. 25 – 30

Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale
3 bars before Reh. 59 – 61

Petrouchka
Russian Dance; 4 after Reh. 34 to 35, 8 after Reh. 42 for 11 measures

Agon
Double Pas-de-Quatre; complete

Tchiakovsky Swan Lake
No. 1 Scene; beginning through Reh. 1

Symphony No. 1 Mvmt II; 1 after A – B

Verdi Aida
Act II, Ballabile; 9 after E – G
Act III, Introduzione; C – F

Wagner Lohengrin
Prelude to Act III; m. 56 through m. 72

Gotterdammerung
Prelude to Act I; 18 bars before Reh. 32 – 33

The Official Pitch of the San Francisco Symphony is A = 441

26. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Edo de Waart, Music Director, announce auditions for the following positions:

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/SECOND OBOE

Audition to be held in October/November, 2013.

Highly qualified candidates should email a one-page resume by September 3, 2013 to: Rip Prétat at [email protected].

The starting date for this position is September, 2014. Minimum Assistant Principal compensation for the 2014-2015 season is $68,090.

The Audition Committee of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Audition Date: October/November 2013

Job begins: September 2014

Contact: Rip Prétat

Send resume to: auditions [at] mso [dot] org

24. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

Wanna audition for the big guys?

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
ENGLISH HORN AND OBOE (1 position)

Employment to begin at mutually agreed upon dates based on availability of chosen candidates.

Applicants may receive information regarding this audition by sending a one-page written resume to this office. RESUME DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2013

Auditions will be held in the Fall of 2013.

Application information will be sent upon receipt of resume.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND TAPES AT THIS TIME.

REPERTOIRE WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT OVER THE PHONE.

The Audition Committee of the New York Philharmonic reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Address resumes to:

Carl R. Schiebler, Orchestra Personnel Manager
New York Philharmonic
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Audition Date: Fall 2013

Send resume to: Carl R. Schiebler, Orchestra Personnel Manager, New York Philharmonic, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

03. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

(If anyone has the repertoire and wants to share it with us that would be great fun!)

ENGLISH HORN AND OBOE (1 position)

Employment to begin at mutually agreed upon dates based on availability of chosen candidates.

Applicants may receive information regarding this audition by sending a one-page written resume to this office. RESUME DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2013

Auditions will be held in the Fall of 2013.

Application information will be sent upon receipt of resume.

I read it here, and you can see more info there.

24. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

This goes up with sadness …

Principal Oboe
Resume deadline: September 30, 2013
Audition dates: February 23-25, 2014

Audition Process for the San Francisco Symphony
A limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to these auditions. We can only accept resumes for vacancies with scheduled auditions. The Audition Committee of the San Francisco Symphony reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.

To apply, you may fax, e-mail, or mail your One-Page resume to the contact information provided. Be sure to include the name of the position you are auditioning for (e.g., “Second Trumpet”). If we require an audition tape, you will be notified.

HOW TO APPLY

You may fax, e-mail or mail a one-page resume to:

Amy Sedan
Orchestra Personnel Dept. specify audition
San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, CA 94102
Fax: (415) 863-9330
asedan [at] sfsymphony [dot] org

No phone calls, please.

13. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

Just listing this here for now, as I’m not really working on the site but this is timely …

New Mexico Philharmonic, United States

Oboe 2/English Horn

Position to begin at candidate’s earliest availability.

2013-­?2014 season to include approximately 100 services.

All positions include instrument insurance coverage.

Auditions to be held March 18-­?20, 2013

Audition materials available upon receipt of resume. Repertoire lists available December 15, 2012

Send resume by mail, email, or fax no later than March 4th to:

Auditions
New Mexico Philharmonic
500 Copper Ave. NW, Suite 102
Albuquerque, NM 87102

[email protected]

Fax: (505) 323-­?3997

Please state clearly the position(s) for which you are applying.

11. November 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Announcements, Auditions

(Have warm clothes at the ready!)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, Music Director
Announces an invitation-only audition for the following position:

PRINCIPAL OBOE
Audition to be held on January 30, 2012.
Highly qualified candidates should email a one-page resume to Rip Pretat at [email protected] by December 12, 2011.

Employment to begin September, 2012 or earlier date based upon the MSO’s schedule and the winning candidate’s availability. Minimum Principal scale for the 2012-2013 season is $76,200.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

I read it here.

Yeah, bad pun. Sorta sorry. Sorta not! ;-)

I ran across the audition announcement. that includes three different positions for oboists. Guess I should post this on my audition page, eh? I have not been keeping up with that page at all, and I ‘m thinking aobut nixing it entirely, but we’ll see.

It was fun to see the English horn rep; I’ve played all of these works. Most I’ve played more than once. I’ve played the works on the oboe rep pages as well, although I’ve not played first oboe on most of them. I’ve sure had a wonderful career, getting to play so many wonderful works!

And no, I’m not going to audition. 1) I wouldn’t win 2) I’m too lazy!

Here is the rep for EH (you can see the oboe rep by going here):

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Auditions 2011
ENGLISH HORN
Solo:
Free Choice of Concerto
Orchestral Excerpts:
Dvorak Symphony No’9 “New World” English Horn solo
Respighi Pines of Rome English Horn solo
Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture English Horn solo
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique English Horn solo
Debussy La Mer English Horn solo
Ravel Piano concerto in G Major English Horn solo
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez English Horn solo
R.Strauss Ein Heldenleben English Horn solo
Stravinsky The Rite of spring English Horn solo
Rossini William Tell Overture English Horn solo

09. March 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

I’ll post these on my audition page shortly … or maybe I won’t! Maybe I should post all auditions here instead. I’m guessing very few people visit other pages on this site. Hmm.

Central City Opera will hold auditions for Principal Oboe on April 25, 2011. This is a tenure-track position. Candidates will be asked to play oboe and English horn at the audition. Dates for the 2011 season are June 15 through August 7. Deadline to receive deposit checks is April 11, 2011. For information please email a one page professional performance resume to [email protected].

For information about the 2011 season please go to this link.

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
OBOE – English Horn/Oboe
Resume Date: April 1, 2011
Audition Date: May 22-24, 2011
Start Date: August 28, 2011
Contact Information: Applicants should send a one-page resume to: E HORN AUDITION Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1280 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 4074 Atlanta, GA 30309
Fax: 404-733-5252
Website

DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
OBOE – 2nd Oboe
Resume Date: May 9, 2011
Audition Date: June 1, 2011
General Information: 2010-11 service guarantees are 130 for 2nd Oboe and 60 for Bass Clarinet/3rd Clarinet. 2010-11 per service rate is $125.37. 2011-12 guarantees and per-service rates are currently under negotiation. There are also possible opportunities for additional income through the DPO’s education program.
Contact Information: Winning candidates will be required to show proof of US citizenship or a work permit/green card before a contract can be offered. Highly qualified applicants please write to: Jane Varella, Personnel Manager, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra 109 N. Main St., Suite 200, Dayton, Ohio 45402, or FAX to (937) 223-9189 or email to: jvarella [at] daytonphilharmonic. [dot] com
Fax: (937) 223-9189
Email: jvarella [at] daytonphilharmonic. [dot] com

SPRINGFIELD (MA) SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
OBOE – Principal Oboe
Resume Date: see website
Audition Date: April 15, 2011
General Information: Kevin Rhodes, Music Director An Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information: Find complete information on these auditions at SpringfieldSymphony.org>about us>job openings and auditions or contact Dir. of Operations at:rwendel [at] springfieldsymphony [dot] org
Email: rwendel [at] springfieldsymphony [dot] org
Website

& here’s a biggie:

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
ENGLISH HORN – ENGLISH HORN/OBOE (1 position)
Resume Date: APRIL 24, 2011
Audition Date: Spring and Fall of 2011
Start Date: mutually agreed upon dates
General Information: Employment to begin at mutually agreed upon dates based on availability of chosen candidates.
Contact Information: PLEASE DO NOT SEND TAPES AT THIS TIME. REPERTOIRE WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT OVER THE PHONE. Applicants may receive information regarding this audition by sending a one-page written resume to this office. Address resumes to: Carl R. Schiebler, Orchestra Personnel Manager, New York Philharmonic, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Website